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Monday, August 14, 2006

Morning Reflections

Early, the sun still sleeps.
The moon meanders along its way.
Dark, but the day begins.
A book of hope, today’s words to read.
Coffee perks, only one cup to fill.
Gone are friends, none to share.
Good deeds faded, and not remembered.
A future belongs to other’s whims, though one passed me by.
Try to masturbate, but can’t ejaculate.
No fantasies left to get me there.

15 Comments:

Blogger ivan said...

Aw, what a beautiful poem. Streak of talent.
But then you bring in Alexander Portnoy!

11:25 AM EDT  
Blogger Bernita said...

I will not try to damn with faint praise.
This a very clever, modern poem.

12:11 PM EDT  
Blogger Erik Ivan James said...

"Streak of talent."

Well, Ivan, I thank you, but I kinda view my talent as being more like a skid-mark in the underwear.

7:17 AM EDT  
Blogger Erik Ivan James said...

Bernita, Dear Gal, I had no idea the thing is a poem! It is just my monthly howling at the full moon. Thank you.

7:26 AM EDT  
Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

I didn't know men howled at the moon monthly.

I'm soooo not going to comment...

11:47 AM EDT  
Blogger ivan said...

I am from Transylvania.

12:55 PM EDT  
Blogger For The Trees said...

only one cup to fill...

Thank God. Means there's more for you before you have to brew another pot...

10:52 PM EDT  
Blogger Erik Ivan James said...

Forrest,

Naw, sharing morning coffee is good moments.

8:59 AM EDT  
Blogger ivan said...

Tom Waitts is something of an underground music icon, but I kind of like the days when he was a stand-up comic:

Sitting around by myself. Nothing else to do.

Took advantage of myself.

10:58 AM EDT  
Blogger MissWrite said...

Oh my, makes me want to cry.

6:57 PM EDT  
Blogger Erik Ivan James said...

Tami, I'd rather you smiled at the silliness of it. Great to see you!

7:24 AM EDT  
Blogger Mark Pettus said...

Such is a writer's life

just a few strokes

of the pen, and you've poured

words filled with your soul

onto the page.

2:29 PM EDT  
Blogger Meander said...

this left me feeling downright mournful. you are a good writer to invoke such emotion.

9:19 PM EDT  
Blogger Erik Ivan James said...

Mark,
Wow. Good to see you.

****

Meander,
'tis a treat to have you visit. Thank you for the compliment.

8:31 AM EDT  
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6:45 PM EST  

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